Monday, September 21, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Sept. 21, 2009

SBCTC NEWS LINKS | Articles about – and of interest to – Washington state community and technical colleges




Olympic College Buys Key Piece of Real Estate in Poulsbo
Kitsap Sun, September 10, 2009


Some laid off workers turned away from school

KING 5 News, September 19, 2009 (Highline CC)


Mexican professor joins BC as 7th scholar-in-residence under Fulbright program

For the seventh consecutive year Bellevue College is welcoming an international scholar-in-residence under the auspices of the prestigious Fulbright academic exchange programs of the U.S. State Department.  

Eastside Business Monthly, September 19, 2009

Partnership benefits SPSCC and community
The Olympian, September 20, 2009


LCC celebrates 75 years

The Daily News, September 20, 2009


Peninsula College receives $730,000 in three grants
Peninsula Daily, September 21, 2009





Graveyard School: College offers courses starting at 11:45 p.m.

FOX News, September 16, 2009


Cursive writing is fading skill, but so what?, September 19, 2009


Initiative Focuses on Early Learning Programs
A legislative effort already passed by the House would provide $8 billion to encourage states to improve standards, training and oversight.

New York Times, September 20, 2009


Caught in the college arms race, students and parents pay more and more

Seattle Times, September 20, 2009


Coffee Spill Costs Community College $200,000

Fox News, September 20, 2009,2933,552802,00.html?test=latestnews


Students at For-Profit Colleges Are Most Likely to Default on Loans, Report Says
Some proprietary colleges help students obtain high-school diplomas from diploma mills to become eligible for federal aid, the Government Accountability Office says.

Bellingham Herald, Sept. 20, 2009


Defining 'College Ready,' Nationally

State school officers and governors, with higher education's help, develop "common standards" designed to align high school and college curriculums.

Inside Higher Ed, September 21, 2009


Retraining roulette: New skills, no new job

Retooled workers find that hitting a ‘moving target’ no sure thing in a recession

MSNBC, September 21, 2009


At Community College in N.Y., Obama Lays Out Plan for Fostering Innovation

The president lavished praise on community colleges, saying they have the power to prepare America for a "21st-century global economy …

Chronicle of Higher Education Blog, September 21, 2009

Remaking the Work Force, One Student at a Time

The Chronicle checks back in with several adult students who left Ford's auto-assembly lines and trained for new careers at a community college.
Chronicle of Higher Education, September 22, 2009





Education Sec. Duncan pitches community colleges

He told educators and lawmakers on Friday just how important community colleges are to building a better economy.

The federal government is spending unprecedented amounts of money for higher education, Duncan added. House Bill 3221, which passed Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives, would provide an additional $12 billion for community colleges.

Wyoming Tribune Eagle, September 19, 2009


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